Kurt Atterberg. Publisher: AMP. Piano Concerto in B-flat minor. Work Notes. Available in the USA and Canada only. Publisher. Breitkopf und Härtel. Category. Atterberg: Piano Concerto, Etc / Derwinger, Et Al with Derwinger, Love on CD. Order from your Concerto for Piano in B flat minor, Op. 37 by Kurt Atterberg. Kurt Atterberg’s Piano Concerto in B Flat minor hides behind preeminent Nordic composer Edvard Grieg’s shadow. Grieg is given most credit.

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You have to be logged in to post a comment. Fort23 October 23rd Comments. I also prefer the couplings: Strongly pixno this disk is very good!!

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Chances are, if you’re taking the time to read about a classical piece as obscure piabo this, you know who Rachmaninov is. The perfect gift for the classical music enthusiasts! Atterberg never hesitated to pass the German contacts he established over the years to his Swedish colleagues, or to work for Swedish works constructed in Germany. Notes and Editorial Reviews Atterberg’s piano concerto, as I noted in discussing its previous incarnation on Sterling, comes perilously close to self-parody.

Atterberg takes from Russian compositional styles, so undertones of Rachmaninoff, specifically, ring fairly clear. List of compositions by Kurt Atterberg.

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Ocean of Noise October 22nd Comments. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. InAtterberg began learning the cellohaving been inspired by a concert by the Brussels String Quartet, featuring a performance of Beethoven ‘s String Quartet No.

The Royal Academy of Music set up an inquiry of Atterberg at his own request. In particular, the slightly less frantic, but even more rhythmically emphatic approach to the last movement carries the music Read more forward with every bit as much conviction and less suspicion of embarrassment.


Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra. Last movement, Furioso, begins with duality – equals parts cheer and intensity, it transitions into this dainty but flighty section that’s more Nordic – very reminiscent of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minorbut still triumphant, which reminds of the Russians, particularly early Scriabin.

As you might guess, this shift affected Swedish Atterberg, but his dilemma was even further inflamed by his support for Germany prior to and during the war, which wrecked pretty much any popularity he’d had after Germany’s defeat. Although continuing to compose and conduct, Atterberg enjoyed a fulfilling career in several different organisations.

Atterberg died on 15 February in Stockholm, aged 86, and was buried there in the Northern Cemetery. He conducted his own works in Germany, sometimes with famous orchestras; and a number of famous German conductors built on Atterberg’s symphonies. Perhaps best known for his set of 9 excellent symphonies also available on CPOAtterberg also composed several works for piano and orchestra, with 2 of them contained on this recording.

Atterberg entered his Cincerto No. Grieg is given most credit for Nordic influences in Western classical music.

The symphony was performed by Arturo Toscanini induring an NBC Symphony Orchestra broadcast concert; a performance ayterberg Atterberg praised on hearing the recorded broadcast. Nonetheless, people should listen to this, because it is everything that Romantic piano concertos were.

For the th anniversary of concertl death of Schubert inthe Columbia Graphophone Company sponsored a worldwide symphony competition in which composers were to write a symphony completing, or inspired by, Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony.

The investigation could neither confirm nor refute the accusations that he was a Nazi sympathizer. His mother, Elvira Uddman, was the daughter of a famous male opera singer. Login Create a Profile.

In conclusion, this concerto is undeniably beautiful, but Atterberg’s mindset perhaps warrants examination. His Ninth Symphony entitled Sinfonia Visionaria was, like Beethoven’s, scored for orchestra and chorus with vocal soloists. However, many composers still created Romantic styled works during classical Modernism’s ascendancy; for this reason, many hidden gems that reflect older Romantic and Impressionist styles exist buried concerho new trends.


ShakerFaker October 23rd Comments. In a letter to Pergament, Atterberg wrote: Review This Title Share on Facebook.

During the Third Reich era, Atterberg maintained contact with German composers and music bodies, in order to strengthen Swedish-German music relations. Ballade and Passacaglia, Op. In context, missing that extra umph to keep modern listeners on their toes, Piano Concerto in B Flat Minor ‘s obscurity is unsurprising. Concerto for Piano in B flat minor, Op. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Usually ships in 24 khrt.

Atterberg: Piano Concerto, Etc / Derwinger, Et Al

As to be expected, CPO’s audio standards are fully maintained here. It is the second movement, however, where Atterberg himself shines, as he finds his own sound. Other jobs taken atterberf by Atterberg included his work as a music critic for the Stockholms Tidningen from toand as secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music from to Atterberg composed nine symphonies.

Many post-Romantic composers, no doubt producing compelling works, eluded public recognition when non-total music was popularized, and began dominating, consequently complicating other classical cocerto, or spaces, especially post-Romanticism. Biography portal Conxerto music portal. He made his conducting debut at a concert in Gothenburg inpremiering his first symphony and the Concert Overture in A minor, Op.

Because Atterberg was a 20th century composer active during turbulent times in Europe, you might expect some real angst and anguish, but such is not the case. His output also includes six concertante works including his Rhapsody, Op.

Indeed, the Ballad and Passacaglia, based on a Swedish folk tune, could very well become a popular hit.